Adult Faith Formation
St. Henry Parish provides several opportunities throughout the year for adults to continue learning and developing their faith through a variety of Bible or other religious studies. For more information and to see a list of current studies, please click here.
Confirmation Preparation provides the opportunity for those wishing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation to study and reflect on the meaning of Christian discipleship and the effects of Confirmation in light of their own personal faith journeys. At St. Henry, our program is designed especially for students in the 7th grade, though students in grades 8-12 seeking Confirmation are also invited to participate. The program involves a series of sessions, a retreat, and a service projects. The program is run by our Director of Youth Evangelization, Jen Sens. Registration begins in late summer, and Confirmation occurs in late spring. For more information, please click here.
Adults wishing to receive Confirmation should call the parish office at 937-434-9231 to request more information.
First Communion Preparation
Students in the second grade or higher wishing to receive their First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion participate in a program for both students and parents to prepare for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist. Participation in a faith formation program is also required. First Communion is usually celebrated in second grade but accommodations are made for any older child who desires these sacraments. For more information on First Communion, please click here.
Parish School of Religion
The Parish School of Religion ministry’s primary responsibility is to assist parents and families in the growth and development of their children’s faith. This is done through a Catholic religious education program where children meet once a week during the school year. This program serves children from preschool through eighth grade. Classes typically meet on Sundays at 9:15-10:30am at Bishop Leibold School, September through May. There are also special events throughout the year that meet at a different time. Click here for the Parish School of Religion Page.
“The Christian home is the place where children receive the first proclamation of the faith. For this reason, the family home is rightly called “the domestic church” a community of grace and prayer, a school of human virtues and of Christian charity” Catechism #1666
We hope these online resources will help you engage your entire family in the richness of our faith!
Franciscan Media – St. Anthony Messenger Press
Home of the online editions of St. Anthony Messenger, Catholic Update and other Catholic features, is a service of Franciscan Media, formerly known as St. Anthony Messenger Press.
5 Ways to Make Family Prayer a Priority – Loyola Press
How to Raise Kids Who Care: 4 Ways to Cultivate Empathy – Loyola Press
4 Ways to Worship Well – Busted Halo
Fr. Larry Rice and Fr. Dave discuss the obligation of keeping the Sabbath holy, especially when one is on a vacation. Tips on how to find a church, how to contextualize differences in mass, and good Catholic etiquette are all included. Perfect for the summer!